From The WWE Rumor Mill: Latest update on Bobby Fish's injury
What’s the story?
During the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, respected pro wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer provided an update on NXT superstar Bobby Fish, who recently suffered a knee injury at a recent house show. In addition, Meltzer also reported an estimated time period for Fish's possible return date to NXT TV.
In case you didn’t know…
During a recent NXT house show in Indianapolis, one-third of the Undisputed Era and one half of the current NXT Tag Team Champions, Bobby Fish, suffered an injury to his knee during a match against the Heavy Machinery. Fish, who apparently tweaked his knee during the match, was eventually carried out to the locker room by medical staff after the referee decided to throw up the X sign.
The heart of the matter
Ever since making their NXT debut last year, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly, have been on an absolute roll as part of The Undisputed Era faction, which is currently led by former three-time Ring of Honor World Champion, Adam Cole.
Fish and, O’Reilly are also the current NXT Tag Team Champions, having won the belts last year on an episode of NXT, after defeating Sanity. However, it now looks like that The Undisputed Era’s days as NXT Tag Team Champions have come to an abrupt conclusion following the recent injury to Bobby Fish, who apparently underwent knee surgery on the 8th of March for a partially torn ACL and MCL, as per reported by The Observer’s Dave Meltzer.
Additionally, Meltzer also noted that Fish could possibly be out for a total of six months, meaning that he will indeed miss this year’s NXT TakeOver: New Orleans, which takes place on the 7th of April during WrestleMania 34 weekend.
It is pretty much confirmed that The Undisputed Era will now be stripped of the NXT Tag Team Titles and we will crown a new set of Champions at TakeOver: New Orleans, as the winners of the 2018 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic are set to be awarded the NXT Tag Team Titles.
Personally, I believe that the NXT management should have paired up Kyle O’Reilly with Adam Cole for the time being, and let them defend the tag titles under the Freebird Rule, the two men have a lot of history with each other and were previously part of a tag team called Future Shock.